Hot Water Beach Water Taxi

Water Activities Geothermal
Visit Hot Water Beach - Te Rata Bay by water taxi and watch steam rise from the lake edge, the result of a hot thermal spring trickling into the lake water.

The sand on part of Hot Water Beach heats up to 86 degrees, hot enough to cook a meal ‘hangi-style’ beneath the surface. The water taxi transports you to and from the secluded beach.
  • Stay a few hours or all day. Take a picnic, stay the night
  • Drop-offs and collection at our sscheduled times
  • Gear transport: $5/ backpacks / chillybin. $15 handling fee for unaccompanied camp gear.
  • Pre-booking is essential.

Scheduled Times:

Water Taxi to Hot Water Beach:  9.00am, 12.00pm, 2.30pm
Return from Hot Water Beach:  9.30am, 12.30pm, 3.00pm

Be aware that during the busy season, there will be campers at the DOC campsite and you will share the water beach with campers.


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